Every 60 seconds

November 4, 2017

More and more videos circulate on the internet each day, thanks to the rise of the information age.  Some heartwarming videos make people react strongly every time — soldiers coming home, birds bobbing their heads to metal mus...

Over-incarceration a new form of slavery

October 29, 2017

Louisiana leads the world in incarceration, with more than 40,000 inmates in state prisons as of 2012, which was double the national average and more than any other state. What may have previously been only speculation about the...



October 23, 2017

Las Vegas shooting reminds us to keep perspective

Hope Brusstar, Copy Editor

October 13, 2017

Perhaps it's a bit late to be reading about the Oct. 1 Las Vegas shooting. Nothing new can have developed by now. People have died, others have been injured, and still more have suffered — why bother to remind us all of it again?...

Humankind’s eighth deadly sin: littering

September 29, 2017

  The other day, I was sitting in the eating area next to the Chick-fil-A at UNO, minding my own business and reading Dante’s Inferno.  Suddenly, a wrapper fell to the floor. I glanced up from my book just in time to see a...

Economic Success, Social Regress

September 22, 2017

The U.S. took a long time to recover from the Great Recession in 2008. The ordeal lasted almost 18 months. The U.S. economy shrank across multiple quarters, increasing unemployment rates and causing the rest of the world to enter ...

Trump’s tweets a cause for concern worldwide

Aditi Kuchi, Managing Editor

August 23, 2017

One of the best and worst things about the current President of the United States is the way he chooses to air his unfiltered opinions on Twitter. While the social media platform is arguably one of the best ways for Trump t...

Trump’s budget proposal kills off Elmo, and it’s unacceptable

Driftwood Editorial Staff

March 29, 2017

There’s a video going around on Facebook and other social media platforms of a curious parody featuring Elmo. In the video, Elmo is called into a meeting and is laid off from Sesame Street. What starts off as an almost-lighthearted en...

Feminists must unite and conquer, not divide and be defeated

Driftwood Editorial Staff

March 22, 2017

One of the great divides between feminists is whether or not they are for abortion or anti-abortion. The solution shouldn’t be to say which decision is right or which is wrong, but rather to defend the basis of what feminism stan...

Safe Spaces

Driftwood Editorial Staff

March 15, 2017

The average person pees almost 3,000 times a year. Now, imagine for a large portion of that time, you’re afraid to use the bathroom, that in public place, you feel there is nothing standing between you and verbal or physical hara...

Black History Month

Driftwood Editorial Staff

March 8, 2017

Every February since 1976, Black History Month has been nationally celebrated. But in what some people now consider a "post-racial" world, many question why we still need Black History Month. The election of Barack Obama nine years ...

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